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Extreme Computing: Tera 100 receives "TOP supercomputing achievement" award from the international HPC community

The 2011 HPCwire Reader's Choice Award confirms Bull as a world-class leader in the HPC market

Seattle, November  14, 2011 -

At the SuperComputing 2011 conference in Seattle, attended by over 10,000 people, the readers of HPCwire - the world's most highly respected on-line magazine for the HPC industry - voted Tera 100 as the "TOP supercomputing achievement" of the year. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at www.hpcwire.com.

Tera 100 is the supercomputer designed by Bull in partnership with the CEA Defense (CEA/DAM) for the French nuclear weapons simulation program. Its technological leadership in the marketplace means the system is also been ranked number one in Europe since one year, in the TOP500 listing.

The recognition for Tera 100 from the readers of HPCwire comes in the wake of numerous other awards received by Bull, most notably at Supercomputing 2009 when bullx was named as the world's best supercomputing technology and one of the top five new products to watch, and the November 2010 rankings when Bull was among the 'Top 5 Vendors to Watch in 2011'.

Bull is one of the very few companies in the world designing and delivering supercomputers that produce everything from a few Teraflops to several Petaflops, and capable of running applications 24x7. The HPCwire Reader's Choice confirms Bull as a global player and a world-class leader in Extreme Computing.

The highly-coveted HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards are determined through on-line polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. The awards are revealed during the Monday opening reception at the Supercomputing Conference each year, which showcases High-Performance Computing, networking, storage and data analysis.

"HPCwire readers are regarded as amongst the most discerning in the HPC community, and these awards represent which HPC-related companies are making the biggest impact each year within this populace," said Tom Tabor, publisher of HPCwire. "The HPCwire Reader's and Editor's Choice Awards send a succinct message to the recipients that their peers globally across the HPC community recognize their work, and consider their efforts exemplary. Our congratulations go out to all the winners."

More information on these awards and this year's recipients can be found at www.HPCwire.com.

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is the leading publication for news and information from the high performance computing industry. HPCwire continues to be the portal of choice for business and technology professionals from the academic, government, industrial and vendor communities who are interested in high performance and computationally-intensive computing, including systems, software, tools and applications, middleware, networking and storage. HPCwire can be found online at www.HPCwire.com.

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